Flowering Rush Cabinet of Curly Soft Maple
Woodworker: Paula GarbarinoGarbarino had been working in a cabinet shop for five years when she attended NBSS. “I finally decided I wanted to increase my skills,” she says, and the experience was “the best two years of my life.” In the NBSS shop, “there was accomplishment all around you. People pushing the envelope in all directions.” Garbarino returned to teach at the school for five years in the late 1990s. Her Flowering Rush cabinet (21 in. deep by 53 in. wide by 38 in. tall) is made from curly soft maple with bubinga pulls; the marquetry flowers are in 14 species; the black background is dyed costello wood.